Welcome to Yogiville
Yogiville is a truly self-sustaining, beautiful and natural sanctuary where rejuvenation, exploration and relaxation can be enjoyed in a harmonious environment. It is a place and a concept, to help achieve balance and harmony between the mind, body, and spirit, both individually and in relationship with the world around us.
Applying yoga principles to daily life means adopting healthy practices and attitudes, ultimately leading to enlightenment or Samadhi. Each person’s journey is constantly evolving, as their relationship with self and the world around them evolves. Yogiville enables a yoga lifestyle where you can commit to living life fully and to performing actions mindfully.
Yogiville is a comprehensive site for travellers, retreat guests, training groups and day visitors. Yogiville includes a variety of accommodations (Ashok Tree), kitchen, indoor, outdoor and open dining areas (Ananda Kitchen), purpose built yogashala in the round, Yajnashala for self practice or smaller group practice, Buddha Bowl – Meditation Dome, Temple area, swimming pool, Neuroprana Wellness Centre, farmland, orchards, cows and goshalas, roaming footpaths, hammock areas, a gift shop, charity projects including a Primary School, Sita Devi Charity School, on adjacent property.
The entire location has been developing since 2012 at the keen vision of Yogi Ashokananda. Designed for sadhana.
Yogiville India is situated at the base of the holy Mt Arunachala, “Fire Mountain of Wisdom”, recognised by many as the spiritual heart of the world. We are blessed with constant views of Mt Arunachala and uninterrupted views of the stunning sunrises kissing the sky as we start each day.
At Yogiville, we are traditional with our approach, for example, the food prepared is grown onsite or locally, is organic and will follow sattvic principles, i.e. all vegetarian, no eggs, onion, garlic or mushrooms. 3 healthy meals a day are provided, with the most amazing fruit available throughout the day to snack on along w/ chai, herbal teas (some grown onsite) or water. We see yoga as a way of life, not just a physical practice and the approach we take to nutrition / food is just one example. Another example, is how critical yoga and meditation are to the onsite charity school we support. You will see for yourself, each school day starts with all students practicing yoga and meditation. These classes are integral to their education, health, behaviour and focus. We really hope that the school can change the future for these children, as we get back to basics with yoga. at.
We have over 13 acres of land on the outside of the village, which is on the outskirts of the town of Tiruvannamalai. The land has been transformed over the past few years into a homeland with a variety of trees in the orchard and across the property, flowers, plants, vegetation and wildlife. You will experience breath-taking views of sunrises over the holy mountain of Arunachala and sunsets over the hills. Yogiville India grows its own vegetables or they are collected from local farms to utilise seasonal produce, promote natural living and enjoy healthy food.
There are many places to walk, meditate, chill out and reconnect with your inner child. We believe that reconnecting with nature is part of the Yogiville experience. You can help in our community project, orchard, vegetable garden, help with the animals or relax in a hammock under a tree or go for a dip in our swimming pool.
During your free time you can visit the Sita Devi Charity School, ride a bike to town, hill trekking, local sightseeing, chill in hammocks, Karma Yoga, read a book or stay in your own bubble.